WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Could the 2007 Walker Cup Match at Royal County Down, Ireland, possibly equal the drama of two years ago when the USA team wrestled the Cup back from the Great Britain & Ireland side by the slimmest of margins at the Chicago Golf Club?
"If it gets any more exciting than that, I'm not sure I'm going to be standing at the end," said Colin Dalgleish, co-founder of PerryGolf and the non-playing captain for the 2007 GB&I team.
Recognizing the appeal of the prestigious amateur event as the centerpiece of a custom golf tour, PerryGolf has announced a special Walker Cup package, Sept. 8-9, which includes accommodations, series tickets and a reception.
"Over the years, a number of our clients have told us how much they enjoy combining a competitive event with their own golf while in the British Isles," said Gordon Dalgleish, who founded PerryGolf with his brother, Colin, in 1984. "We have seen the popularity of this type of trip with our British Open and Ryder Cup tours, and we expect the Walker Cup will provide a similar experience."
The GB&I team that Colin Dalgleish sends against the USA team will be trying to avenge a 12 ½ - 11 ½ loss two years ago that ended GB&I's try for a fourth consecutive Walker Cup win. Royal County Down is only the second club in Ireland, after Portmarnock in 1991, to host the biennial contest.
In addition to the Walker Cup, PerryGolf's 2007 tour schedule features another high profile event, the 136th Open Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. PerryGolf's British Open by Sea tour, July 14-23, will combine the Open Championship with golf at Prestwick, Ballyliffin, Royal Dornoch, Royal Aberdeen and Kingsbarns.
Established in 1984 and with headquarters in Wilmington, N.C., and Helensburgh, Scotland, PerryGolf offers the industry's most prestigious and diverse selection of deluxe golf travel experiences to the British Isles and eight other international golf destinations. For more information on PerryGolf, please visit www.perrygolf.com, which features the Plan Your Own Tour™ calculator and links to the Web sites of the golf courses and hotels that are part of the company's tours, or call 800-344-5257.
Bill Bryant, Bryant Marketing Communications